Overview

The moulding plugins are a set of tools that take advantage of the built-in Vectorworks® “extrude along path” bringing an easy to learn user interface, a vaste parameter customization and a well furnished Moulding Library (brought here thanks to Matthew Swett who has converted to Vectorworks® polylines and polygons the collection coming from the New England Classic® Molding line).
Despite the “extrude along path”, you can easily edit your creations:

PDF Manual

An exhaustive manual in PDF and EPUB format is available to download or consult to get info about installation, usage and customizations.

Note: these plugins comes both in italian and english localisations. You'll find both in the downloaded folder. Just use the language you prefer and follow the installation instructions in the relative PDF manual.

Mouldings plugins manual

Version 5

The new version works only with Vectorworks® 2022 and includes new features and new profiles. Older version (IV) work with Vectorworks® 2019 (see note*), 2020, 2021.

Mouldings Plugins v.5
  1. moulding 2D Moulding on 2D Path
  2. path to moulding 2Dx 2D Path to Moulding
  3. moulding 3D Moulding on 3D Path
  4. path to moulding 3D NURBS to Moulding
  5. frame Frame (Rectangular)
  6. siding Siding
  7. corner Corner
  8. frames array Frames (Array)
  9. profile to file Save Profile to File cpf
  10. Canneté Canneté   New!
  11. Canneté Calculation   New!
  12. Siding Calculation   New!

Dialog to browse the library

Choose your profile from the 2300+ profiles in the library.

Profile-selection-dialog

Full control on profiles

All parametric objects shares the same set of variables regarding the profiles.

common-PIOs-controls

A couple of examples…

Changelog

version IV.2:
version IV.3:
version IV.4:
version IV.5:
version IV.6:
version 5:
version 5.1:

version 5.2:

Release date: 2022 November, 16th

Note: this update is only for Vectorworks 2022 and 2023.

  1. 3D Only option. With this option the object loose the hybrid behavior.
    While loosing the 2D representation, this allows the object to be rotated in the 3D space.
  2. Hybrid objects can only be rotated on the screen plane, pure 3D objects can be rotated freely on the 3D space.
    Reversing an object to hybrid (unchecking the 3D Only option), will force the object to lay in the screen plane, loosing all 3D transformations. In case, a confirm dialog is showed to the user.
  3. Bug fixing. Error founds have been corrected.

(*) Note on versions: Plugins for versions of Vectorworks® prior to 2020 can no more be tested (from me), so they can not be more updated.
Versions 5+ are compatible only starting with Vectorworks® 2022, since the materials controls implementation requires VW2022+.
Localised version (German and Italian) may differ from the table below, please refer to the release notes.

Version references table
Vectorworks® version Latest Mouldings Plugins version
2019 IV.2
2020 IV.5
2021 IV.5
2022 5, 5.1
2023 5.2

Get it!

Follow Paolo Marcuccetti's Gumroad® shop page
where you can buy this and other packages related to my Vectorworks® production.

Mouldings are available in these languages versions:

Important note on localised versions:
Currently Italian version is dated to the version IV.3.
Currently German version is dated to IV.3 (2018/19/20) and IV.6 (2021/22).
If you want the latest version (see changelog), please download the English (International) version!

Demo

By popular demand, I have just released a Mouldings plugins DEMO version, so you can evaluate them all and, in case, proceed to buy.
The DEMO plugins do all what the full version does, but they have, of course, some limitations. Each time you change a parameter of a Mouldings object, a message shows up, reminding you that you are running the DEMO. You can exit this dialog clicking the link button to this same page (with the chance to buy) or clicking Close. The close button halts execution for 5 seconds, but after that, changes to the object are regularly applied.

Once you will buy the full version, I’ll send you the regular package.
Then you’ll just have to replace the two folders above with the new ones and restart Vectorworks®, no need to edit the workspace again, your saved works will recognise the new plugins seamlessly.

Installation

After the payment is confirmed, your download should start immediately.

  1. Unzip the downloaded file (the one appropriate for your Vectorworks Version).
  2. You get the following items:

    Folders ___ Mouldings ENG YYYY*
            |__ Moulding - Models
    
    Files   ___ Mouldings plugins IV Manual.pdf
            |__ Mouldings catalog A4 inches.pdf
            |__ Mouldings catalog A4 cm.pdf
            |__ Mouldings catalog Letter inches.pdf
            |__ Mouldings catalog Letter cm.pdf
           	|__ readMe.txt
  3. [*] YYYY is for the Vectorworks version (eg. 2023)

  4. Move the “Mouldings” folder inside your Vectorworks Plug-ins folder (*)
  5. Move the “Moulding - Models” folder inside Vectorworks Libraries/Defaults folder (*)
  6. Restart Vectorworks.
  7. Edit your workspace adding the (Mouldings) plugins.
    Modify the tool palettes adding the Plugin Objects you find under the "Mouldings" category
    Modify the menu adding the Tool Items you'll find under the "Mouldings" category

(*) You can choose either the Vectorworks® program folder or the Vectorworks® user folder.

Here the official instructions (from help.vectorworks.net) for editing the workspaces:

Here instructions to add / modify tool palettes and tool sets (when adding the plugin objects):
and here instructions to add / modify modify menus and commands (when adding the menu items):

Important note:
Vectorworks® 2018, 2019, 2020 users should replace the file library MouldingsLib contained in Moulding-Models/Cornices with the respective ones contained in the folder Libraries for older Vectorworks® versions.

The MouldingsLib file is a standard Vectorworks® file containing all the profile symbols used throughout all mouldings plugins.
In order for the plugins to load the libraries profiles, the MouldingsLib file has to be in the same version as the plugins are working on, therefore, you must use the one contained in the downloaded folder for your appropriate Vectorworks® installed version.